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Going Underground
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Chiltern Hills


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"GOING UNDERGROUND"

"GOING UNDERGROUND"
This is the main tunnel in the Hellfire Caves taken without flash to see the low light capability of my Nikon D7100.

The Hellfire Caves (also known as the West Wycombe Caves) are a network of man-made chalk and flint caverns which extend a quarter of a mile (500 metres) underground. They are situated above the village of West Wycombe, at the southern edge of the Chiltern Hills near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, Southeast England.

They were excavated between 1748 and 1752 for the infamous Francis Dashwood, 15th Baron le Despencer (2nd Baronet), founder of the Dilettanti Society and co-founder of the notorious Hellfire Club, whose meetings were held in the caves

The caves were used as a meeting place for Sir Francis Dashwood's notorious Hellfire Club, whose members included various politically and socially important 18th century figures such as William Hogarth, John Wilkes, Thomas Potter and John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. Though not believed to have been a member, Benjamin Franklin was a close friend of Dashwood who visited the caves on more than one occasion. The Hellfire Club had previously used Medmenham Abbey, 8 miles (13 km) away from West Wycombe on the River Thames, as a meeting place, but the caves at West Wycombe were used for meetings in the 1750s and early 1760s.

ISO 3200
Lens 1.8 50mm Prime
F1.8
Speed 1/13

Today's music and title from the 80's and the Jam www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE1ct5yEuVY

Pat, Aquilant, Simone Maurel, (*NIKonGT*) and 6 other people have particularly liked this photo


16 comments - The latest ones
Dynamo
Dynamo
Wonderfully composed!
3 years ago.
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
Beautiful look through, stunning photo
3 years ago.
Christiane
Christiane
VERY INTERESTING, Alan !
... and the photograph is splendid ! *******
Have a nice Sunday evening.
3 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
A very suitable meeting place for this notorious club !!!
3 years ago.
mARTin Piché
mARTin Piché
Superbe lumière
3 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Excellent capture of light and shadow and a fascinating history.
3 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Magnificent composition !!!!
3 years ago.
Janet Ulliott
Janet Ulliott
So Beautifully Captured.
Well Done.
3 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Such fascinating place
3 years ago.
Balancing Kiwi
Balancing Kiwi
These look really interesting - must add it to my places to visit!
3 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
How interesting...I would love to visit.

Well taken, Alan
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Wonderful capture.
3 years ago.
(*NIKonGT*)
(*NIKonGT*)
Wonderful perspective, great light and amazing tones.
3 years ago.
Simone Maurel
Simone Maurel
i like so much****very interesting
3 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Interesting....great depth.
3 years ago.
Rafa
Rafa
Excelente
3 years ago.